Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Wellington


Welcome to GSW Martial Arts, the original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Wellington, New Zealand. Our school is run by BJJ Black Belt, Geoff Grant, who has been training and teaching Martial Arts since 1985.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting and submissions. It is an effective form of self-defense, as well as an exciting sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. BJJ exploded onto the world stage at UFC 1 in November 1993. Geoff got his first taste of real BJJ in 1995 and was instantly hooked.

Our classes are led by experienced and qualified instructors, who are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential. We offer both group classes and private instruction, which allows us to cater to the individual needs of each student. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can learn, grow, and have fun. We are not a competition focused school and will not pressure you into competing.

At GSW, we offer a wide range of classes for students of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

You will learn the techniques and principles of BJJ in a safe and controlled environment. Our classes are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness, as well as to develop your mental and emotional well-being. Whether you're looking to gain confidence in physical prowess, compete in tournaments, or simply want to improve your physical and mental health, GSW has something to offer.

In addition to our solid BJJ Gi classes, we also offer:

  • Open Mat, where members can come and roll with other members.
  • Regular stretching for BJJ, which can help with flexibility and injury prevention.
  • No-gi classes, which are similar to BJJ but without the traditional gi uniform.

We are located in the heart of Wellington, with easy access by public transport or car.

GSW is a fantastic club, the emphasis is on having fun while learning effective skills. But don't just take my word for it, read our testimonials and see what others have to say about our school.

Join us today and experience the many benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Sign up for your first class and take the first step on your BJJ journey with GSW Martial Arts.

We run Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners classes each week:
Tuesday and Thursday 6.00 pm
L1 4 College St, Te Aro
Above Urban Fitness

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